Impala SS

Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak on Chevrolet Impala SS

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 70,511 (34,534–112,000)
Engine affected: 5.7L V8
3 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996
9 people reported this problem
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Valve cover gasket leak. Replaced after re-torque failed to stop leak.
There is a burning smell not yet determine where from